[Talk-ht] manual import of LSIB data to repair redaction damage to borders

Séverin MENARD severin.menard at gmail.com
Dim 9 Sep 10:12:51 BST 2012

Hi Ian,

I do not know well his USAID data but for sure the OCHA COD border is
official and ODbL compatible
On Sep 8, 2012 11:01 PM, "Ian Villeda" <villeda at mapbox.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've noticed that international borders all over Central America and the
> Caribbean were damaged by the redaction[1].  I'm proposing a limited,
> manual import of USAID's LSIB data[2] to repair the border between Haiti
> and the DR. Data is owned and maintained by the US Federral Gov't so it is
> public domain (and many of existing borders look like they were originally
> imported from US Census Bureau or CIA data). Data look as highly resolved
> as the existing borders (or better), and not too node-y, although I will be
> sure to simplify any offending segments.
> The ogr2osm translation function[3] includes only admin_level= and
> boundary=administrative tags - there's no other relevant attributes in the
> source data. Once in josm, I plan on manually copying the way segments from
> the import layer into an active editing layer and manually connect imported
> segments to exising ways + include them in the relevant relations. I've
> included a sample osm file here[4] that you can review. Let me know what
> you think about the border repair plan and what I'm missing. thanks,
> -ian villeda
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> [1]: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=13.14&lon=-79.5&zoom=6&layers=M
> [2]: https://hiu.state.gov/data/data.aspx
> [3]: https://gist.github.com/4611ee28da10ac6b99c7
> [4]: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4390122/LSIB-DR-haiti.osm
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